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The Blue Envelope
of course i loved this charming story...mystery adventure and exotic places but most of all i loved it because it was written by my grandfather....He ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 12, 2010
A Gay and Melancholy Sound
Very smart...i felt as if i were being challenged to keep up with this witty and somber tale. I also felt it was autobiographical in some respects. Go ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
We the Living
I wanted to understand why my republican friends had embraced Ayn Rand. I knew she was an atheist so i assumed that was a deal breaker to read anythin ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
could not put this down. i read it straight through in three hours. i cried (not a usual occurance) in two places. First when Precious says "do i belo ...more
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Feb 12, 2010
The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together
This definatly is not about is more about collaging if that is a social skill we haven't explored it much...but to me collaborating ...more
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May 02, 2012
I loved the familiarity of the book...lived in rural Wisconsin for over 30 years and all the characters were familiar and the descriptions and the sit ...more
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May 02, 2012
My Beloved World
She is an amazing person...I found the first half more intersting than the second. I sort of got lost in the fast pace through her career years...even ...more
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May 02, 2013
The Enchantress Of Florence
I enjoyed first Rushdie...i appreciated the storytelling ambiance and the references or structure of actual history...what i like about read ...more
Dec 10, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Things Fall Apart (The African Trilogy, #1)
i found myself in the middle of this conflict. i do not like that one culture comes in and imposes their ideas on another but i am also not happy with ...more
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Nov 04, 2010
The Sea
i thought the language was very poetic but edging towards too many adjectives and adverbs...i thought again the author or character was a bit indulgen ...more
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 01, 2010
South of Superior
At first i was not impressed..too many characters...switching too quickly...but the story grew on me and i appreciated the position that all the chara ...more
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
The Awakening
i thought i had read this before..apparently not. the significance of course is the time in which this book was written. at the time it was shocking a ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 12, 2010
Van Gogh: The Life
wow. Over 900 pages and i could not stop. It helped that i love Van Gogh's work, his drawings, his captured energy...but what a brought me t ...more
Feb 07, 2012
Feb 07, 2012
The Picture of Dorian Gray
well...a push pull of emotions....a master writer can create that love/hate reaction for the reader. I was taken up with the characterizations and sho ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
Memory of Trees: A Daughter’s Story of a Family Farm
she must have one terrific memory! so far 100 pages into the book she is still six years old!

Well, being about the same age as the author and growing
Dec 07, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
The Orphan Master's Son
whoa...really an eye opener..even if it is all fiction which i don't believe, bad things happen. Torture, violence make this hard to read but it is re ...more
Sep 2012
Sep 03, 2012
The Book Thief
I have to stop reading these books that show how horrid humans can be to one another. I am getting depressed. I don't need to be reminded of the holoc ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
A Hundred Flowers
Good book. I recommended it to my daughter who teaches English. I thought her high school students would be interested in this. She has many Hmong stu ...more
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Dec 18, 2012
Luncheon of the Boating Party
Well on the positive side i contemplated the artwork way longer than i would have otherwise. I admire and am envious of the investigative work it took ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 05, 2012
The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
Fascinating to take us through the years using a collection to introduce us to the history of the "owners" of these objects. I had never so vividly un ...more
Sep 10, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Is this autobiographical? I realize that EO was not a lawyer but it seemed to me it would have to be drawn from experience. In the beginning there was ...more
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May 08, 2010
The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People
wonderfully accessible book...great for high school and as an introduction to those who are newly interested in this. I especially liked the quote of ...more
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 03, 2013
Never Let Me Go
i liked the creativity of the plot. The characters were not lovable and or engaging and there was a certain distance between the reader and the charac ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 12, 2010
The Lacuna
Well i had to skip ahead to get into the book i thought it was difficult to get going....once in the second half was very good. Of course the insights ...more
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Oct 15, 2013
Thirteen Moons
I have so many lovely thoughts in my notes from this book. I did not love the characters but loved the writing and poetry of this book. there is somet ...more
Aug 2010
Sep 14, 2010
So Terrible a Storm: A Tale of Fury on Lake Superior
So exciting to read. I have a long time association with lake Superior looking at it as well as boating on it. I have a great respect for the lake and ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light
I can't get enough of this book. Art and Science together...both are abstract. so many interesting connections. Leonard was brilliant. it had me looki ...more
Jan 08, 2010
Jan 08, 2010
Kiki Smith: Prints, Books and Things
i love her work so anything by her about her is interesting to me. what i learned...she lives eats and sleeps art. she is passionate about what she do ...more
Dec 2009
Jan 08, 2010
Crazy Brave: A Memoir
I think everyone should read this. Not the typical biography of native americans but very compelling. I think we have to be brave to follow that threa ...more
Aug 30, 2012
Sep 03, 2012
Loved this book! Still can imagine snow falling on Turkish streets...I love the insights into Turkish life and how this ancient place fits into Europe ...more
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Sep 19, 2011
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